If there is one thing that drives home the level of sacrifice the military makes for our country, it's the fact that they leave their families behind while they serve. During the holidays, this is especially tough. Around this time every year, Christmas wishes come in from all over the world. This one stood out to us because of Senior Master Sgt. Brian West. He is wishing a Merry Christmas to his family in Lafayette.

We can't get enough of soldiers surprising their family members, especially around the holidays. Here is a montage of some of our favorites from last year. Get your tissues ready.